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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana)


JPG-Photo of American Dagger Moth

Moderately large, densely clothed in long white or yellowish setae of variable length; long, paired black lashes on first and third abdominal segments and unpaired medial lash on eighth segment. Head black. Food: maples and many other forest hardwoods. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations in South, 1 in North.


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